BROWN DOG AT JOSHUA TREE VISITOR CENTER

BROWN DOG AT JOSHUA TREE VISITOR CENTER

Female, brown puppy-like mid-sized dog with black nose, possibly a boxer mix.

Walked right into the Joshua Tree Visitor’s Center at Park Ave. off Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree.

Open till 5 pm tonight then they’ll probably take her to a shelter.

Call: Bitzy 760-366-1855

CHIHUAHUA MINI-PINSCHER MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHIHUAHUA MINI-PINSCHER MIX LOST IN 29 PALMS

Male, black and tan

Wearing pink collar with rabies tag from vets office.

Lost near: Araby & Baseline in 29 Palms.

Call: Denise 760-220-8405

3 DOGS FOUND TOGETHER IN JOSHUA TREE

3 DOGS FOUND TOGETHER IN JOSHUA TREE

All 3 mid-sized mixed breeds.

1 blackish brown, 1 tan, 1 could be a Yorkie mix.

Found near: All together at Sunburst in Joshua Tree.

Call: Jarred 760-424-9194

TWO PIT BULLS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

TWO PIT BULLS LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

One male one female, both Pitbull Bully mixes.
Both brown & white with cropped ears.
Male has scar above lip and is wearing a silver choke collar.

Lost near: Winters & Sunever in Joshua Tree.

Call: Jolieanna 940-249-6629

BROWN CHIHUAHUA FOUND IN 29 PALMS

BROWN CHIHUAHUA FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Brown Chihuahua, gender unknown.

Found near: Desert Trail in 29 Palms.

Call: Satore 760-285-4948

BLUE NOSE PIT LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

BLUE NOSE PIT LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Male,  blue grey coat with white spots on back of head, face and paws.

Lost near: El Cajon Rd.  & Sunburst in Joshua Tree.

Call: Elan 760-401-7475

SHPEPARD MIX FOUND IN JOHNSON VALLEY/LANDERS

SHPEPARD MIX FOUND IN JOHNSON VALLEY/LANDERS

Male, Shepherd Mix wearing Blue Harness, black tan & some brindle

Found near: Boone Rd at King of Hammers in: Johnson Valley/Landers

Call: Diane 760-861-1467

CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

Male. Domestic Short Hair Orange and white with markings on his Muzzle.

Lost near: 29 Palms Highway and Split Rock in Twentynine Palms.

Name: Diana 904-631-7112.

WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Wonder Valley family was left homeless after a Friday morning fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the home in the 3600 block of Pinto Mountain Road about 10:47 a.m. and firefighters from Twentynine Palms were the first to arrive at about 11:04. They were assisted by crews from Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the Combat Center. The wooden house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The blaze brought down power lines going to the home, and the roof had partially collapsed. Snow said crews began an aggressive exterior attack and knocked down the fire in about 20 minutes. Snow said the cause of the fire was due to the occupants burning trash too close to the home; a light wind carried the flames into the home which quickly spread. He estimated the loss at about $60,000. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the temporary shelter for the residents, Eric Quander, his wife, their child, and dog.

MORONGO BASIN MAC TALKS ABOUT RURAL BROADBAND TONIGHT

Screenagers with connectivity problems, listen up; the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council understands. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane…
Do you curse the night for lack of a stable Internet signal in the middle of the desert? Well, help may be on the way in the person of Joshua Tree resident Blake Baxter. He’ll be making a presentation at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council entitled “The Challenges of Rural Broadband.” In fact, the talk was on the agenda of last month’s MAC meeting but got bounced for lack of time. If you’re used to a slow Internet, of course, such delays probably feel like business as usual. Tonight’s second try gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue.

COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER PIONEERTOWN WATER, LOCAL ROADS TOMORROW

Among the items under consideration at tomorrow’s County Supervisor meeting in San Bernardino are local roads and Pioneertown water. And if a local conservation group has anything to do with it, another item will be considered for a future agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…
Consent agenda item 44 seeks a green light to call for bids to rehabilitate portions of Alta Loma Drive, Yucca Trail, Quail Springs Road, and Aberdeen Drive. Item 75 asks supervisors to call for bids for construction of a four-mile pipeline to bring potable water to Pioneertown. For residents there, the action will bring what has been a decade-long dream a step closer to reality. And finally, last week’s decision at the Department of Interior to undermine environmental protections established in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan has motivated a petition calling on supervisors to express to Washington their opposition to the move. Tomorrow, representatives from the Morongo Basin Conservation Association will call on the board via live video link from the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Among their concerns are the impacts of utility scale renewable energy projects on air quality, water resources, wildlife, economic development and public health.

STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

A handful of offices representing Morongo Basin will be on the June 5th, 2018 primary ballot. The first day for citizens to declare their candidacy and file the required documents is Monday, February 12. Offices up for election include the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dianne Feinstein; the U.S. Congressional seat of Paul Cook; the 42nd State Assembly seat held by Chad Mayes; and the 16th District State Senate seat held by Jean Fuller. Anyone who wants to run for any of these offices must obtain and file the appropriate documents at the County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. Completed candidate filing documents must be filed there by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9. For more information, go to sbcountyelections.com or call 909-387-8300.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO OFFER FREE TOURS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of free tours of the water district and sewer project. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up…

The Hi-Desert Water District’s World of Water tour will provide the public with the insight as to what it takes to deliver water to customers and install the area’s first centralized sewer system. The next free tour is February 15. Tours leave at 10:30 a.m. include a catered lunch, and end at 1:30 p.m. To reserve your spot on the tour, call Jennifer Poland at 760-228-6267.

TWENTYNINE PALMS STREETS GETTING OVERLAYS TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Starting tomorrow, February 13, Sullivan Road will be overlaid from El Sol Avenue to Estrella Avenue. And on Wednesday, February 14, Sullivan Road will be overlaid from Estrella Avenue to Morongo Road. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the day before the road work. The roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses nearby will be notified prior to the road work. For more information, call 760-367-6799 extension 1016 or 1015.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO HOLD COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

Copper Mountain College is creating meaningful careers by providing career workshops that could help make your job search easier. Reporter Tanisha Cureton will tell you how and when to attend…
Copper Mountain College is offering a workshop to help job seekers express their character through a cover letter. Creating your cover letter workshop will be held Tuesday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn which cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities. Call 760-366-3791 to reserve your spot. This workshop will be in the Computer Lab, room 219.

For more information:
Jeff Drozd: jdrozd@cmccd.edu 760-447-4015 or 760-366-3791
Melissa Hernandez: mhernandez@cmccd.edu 760-366-3791

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN DIRT BIKE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday after he was found with a dirt bike that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. About 8:30 a.m. Sunday, a resident in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms reported that two dirt bikes had been stolen from his home. Deputies had no suspects in the case. Later that day, at 4:40 p.m. a deputy stopped a truck with a dirt bike in the bed in the 5300 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. The deputy determined that the dirt bike had been reported stolen that morning. The suspect in the truck, Eriberto Nieves, 53, was arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle. Eriberto Nieves was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $50,000.

BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, February 13, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER PLANNED AT LITTLE CHURCH OF THE DESERT

Couples and families are invited to join Little Church of the Desert on Valentine’s day for a special dinner and an evening of entertainment. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
This Valentine’s day, let someone else do the cooking for you. Join Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms on Wednesday, February 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a special dinner served by the Boy Scouts of Troop 229. The adult menu will include pan-seared chicken with green beans, rice pilaf and dessert. Children’s tickets include a kid-friendly dinner and fun activities with the on-site childcare providers so that adults can enjoy some one-on-one time with their Valentine. Tickets are $11 per person or $20 per couple and $5 per child. For more information, call 760-367-9506.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL CYBER-SECURITY COMPETITION

Three teams of students from Twentynine Palms High School will be advancing to a national cyber security online competition. The competition puts the teams of students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems, and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities and hardening the system, all while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period. Led by Coach Michael Collins and Jason Collins, the Twentynine Palms High School CyberPatriot teams excelled in the state semi-final competition Saturday, and earned a spot in the gold tier in the national rounds in April.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS

It was a barn burner inside the Bell Center Friday night as the Fighting Cacti men’s basketball team took on visiting Santa Ana College, and won, 89-87.
It was a battle of the shooters in the first half as both teams went back and forth, shot for shot. Santa Ana took a slight lead going into the half 50-49. CMC came out in the second half fired up and clicking on all cylinders. Great defense and execution on offense allowed Copper Mountain to gain a lead by as much as 12 points in the 2nd half. Santa Ana wouldn’t go away quietly, as they made tough three-pointer after tough three-pointer to tie the game at 87-87 with just 6 seconds remaining. Freshman guard Jaleel Simmons received the inbound pass and drove the distance of the court and hit a fade-away jumper to win the game 89-87 for the Fighting Cacti.
Ronald Bell led CMC in scoring with 16 points. Jaleel Simmons scored 15 points, Jailen Moore netted 14 points, and Rosemond Alexis added 10 points to the victory. Copper Mountain stays undefeated at home and improves to 19-9 in the year and 6-5 in Orange Empire Conference play.
Next up is the inaugural season home finale, Thursday night, February 15, against Saddleback College inside the Bell center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
 
The Copper Mountain College Lady Fighting Cacti basketball team welcomed Fullerton College to the Bell Center Friday night, and lost, 79-30.
Coach Hosie Ward said, “In a late-season conference game, tired legs and minor injuries greatly contributed to a very slow start, as we found ourselves down 33-11 at halftime. Coming out for the second half, we showed a lot of heart by fighting back and staying positive. However, in the end, we ran out of gas.”
The final score was 79-30. Despite an injured shoulder, Courtney Stanford led with 13 points. Tusitusia Brown fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, but not before she scored 11 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and had five blocked shots. The Lady Fighting Cacti go on the road on Tuesday to face Santa Ana College, and finishes the regular season at home versus Orange Coast College next Thursday at 5 p.m.